Low Gap Trail is a 10.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Martinsville, IN that features beautiful wild flowers and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.
I read the reviews prior to going myself. About half of the trail is rock roads, which is awful on your feet. The actual trails, though, did not disappoint. I recently moved down to Illinois for work, from North Dakota, where I've been used to plains hiking in the Badlands, but I am originally from Georgia and have hiked several sections of the App Trail in the north Georgia mountains. I did have some difficulty with some of the inclines, as some were very, very steep gains and I didn't have poles with me. The most scenic areas are parts of the mostly dried creek bed and then the natural rock shelter. The rest was just a walk in the woods, and a very long walk at that. Everything looking basically the same made the length of the hike a bit of a struggle. I agree with the Hard rating of this hike.
Good trail with accents spaced nicely. Quite a bit of traveling on gravel backroads, but nothing terrible.
Good long hike. Not too challenging other than distance. Typical hike in the woods. We got a hard down poor in the middle of the trail which turned the trail into a stream. Made for an unusual experience. An average payoff for the effort.
Nice lengthy trail. Might have passed a dozen other hikers. Not extremely scenic. Down in the creek, which was dried up, was the prettiest area. Other than that, it was just a walk in the woods. Took about 3h45m. Feet are a little sore from walking on all those rocks.
Take lots of H2O. A little dry at the bottoms right now
Fun trail. I love Morgan Monroe forest good trails and not many people out on them.
Great trail, very scenic and lively. Walked it in the end of June, not many bugs or ticks.
A good workout. (We combined it with the Ridge Trail to total 14 miles.)The trail is well marked. Scenery is gorgeous. We met about 12 people along the trail. About 25% of the trail is actually gravel roads. Leaving 75% of wonderful trail. Not a lot of roots. I agree with previous comments. The recommendation for very experienced "adventurers" only likely is endurance -related. Ended up with one tick, no problem with mosquitos. Planning on hiking the 3 lakes trail next.
It was quite, just the sounds of nature. Still a lot of down trees on the trail you have to climb over. Would love to see them move these trailer into the woods. Seem like most of the trails where on rocky roads.
Great hike today. My first solo 10 mile hike. Well marked. A few spots where trees have fallen on the trail but it looks like they do a good job of getting them cleared.
It was nice!
Lot of dried up water sources. Good stretches on old fire roads
Excellent trail except for long portions of gravel road.
Gorgeous scenery. But, please know that it's against the law to kill an endangered timber rattlesnake if you encounter one on the trail. They are shy by nature, and only about half their bites even contain venom. Either back off, be patient, and give it a chance to leave, or give it a wide berth and go around. We were sad to meet up with someone who apparently did not know how to handle the situation.
Did trail counter clockwise. Pretty muddy from rain night before. Great hike and nice distance. Marked very well.
Some stretches on gravel, personally not fond of gravel, everything else was great
Well maintained, challenging and long enough,
The difficulty comes from the elevation changes. It shares much of the same route as the Tecumseh trail- so it can seem confusing. There are a few water features but not as many as the three lakes trail, so bring water for your puppies.
There is a cave shelter, great back parking sites and a few creeks. Very secluded, even on a busy Sunday.
It's more like 11 miles than 10.8.
Great trail with the exception of the long stretches on the fire roads. Man, that gravel was brutal on our feet and ankles. Highly recommend this hike as long as you wear shoes suited for the rough rocks on roads.
my favorite trail.